If the golden age of steam is your passion then the special services that run on the Settle to Carlisle Railway are a must. You can enjoy the spectacular hillside scenery while crossing Ribblehead viaduct.
During the summer months, there are Dalesman and the Fellsman excursions over the line, hauled by steam locomotives.
The Dalesman is operated by West Coast Railways http://www.westcoastrailways.co.uk/thedalesman/dalesman-steam-experience.cfm and the Fellsman by Statesman Rail. http://statesmanrail.com/fellsman-25-july-2017.html
There are Waverley excursions hauled by Flying Scotsman on a number of Sundays during July and August 2017 and you can find timings on Railway Touring Company’s website. http://www.railwaytouring.net/Default.aspx?CCID=23703&FID=276903&ExcludeBoolFalse=True&PageID=14627252
So, if you’re looking for a trip on a steam train then get in touch with one of the specialist operators direct.